Hop Nosh IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bold and refreshing, this IPA combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile.

82 IBU

Added by Beernoisseur on 10-04-2011

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Reviews: 653 | Ratings: 4,180
Photo of daledeee
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yet another brewery to Iowa.

Pours a dark orange with some cloudiness. Head and lacing are great.

Not a lot of smell.

Taste is max hops. Pine, resin and tropical. Malt in the background and a little more than many. Some caramel in the finish.

Plenty of mouthfeel

Overall very tasty. A keeper.

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Photo of tone77
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, tropical fruits, light resin. Taste is citrus, pine, some resin, malts are present, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Shepard and the Knucklehead. An interesting rendition of the style. I was impressed from a brewer that I had heard relatively little about prior to this brew. Definitely had a tangerine, citrus like zest to the flavor which was dominated by a hop-laden presence. Interesting.

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Photo of AtaxicGait
3.32/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

transparent in the glass; smells of fruit, sweet, trace hops; slightly sweet upon hitting the mouth with hints of peach; bitterness of hops lingers on through the finish.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is citrus, wood, Darkish hazy yellow, decent white head. Taste is grapefruit, grassy, woody, pine aftertaste. Feel. Medium carbonation. A nice IPA. Uinta is one of my favorites."


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Photo of SSS
3.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A-Stayed in the can...one last hotel beer!
S-Igrt some pine and citrus
M-Light mouthfeel and carbonation
T-Light flavour and a citrus resin that coats the tongue somewhat, there is a sweetness that kicks in on the aftertaste
O-This one just didn't do it for me, no real defining character

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy orange, off white head with a fade to a substantial cap, lots of persistent lacing, too.

S - It opens with huge wafts of citrus, tropical fruit, malty sweetness, and a biting spicy hit. Yum.

T - The fruit persists, but the open suggests pith and zest over juice, the middle comes with the malt and a sudden shot of juiciness as it fades into the close, where a bitter bite closing things out.

M - Mild carbonation, strong drying in the close, with some resin building over time.

O - Big nose, interesting range of tastes. This is an IPA that really delivers hop juiciness, and it is the better for it.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can (best before 04/04/16G) poured into a bulbous pint glass.
A hazy copper colored body floating a 1in whitish head that disapates to a full cover with lacing.
Aromas are as expected, citrus and bitter.
Flavor matches with some malt to balance. Allegedly 3 months out of date, but good flavor.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out with a nice golden/orange like color with a slightly off withe pillow soft head of foam. Lots of lacing left all down the glass on this one.

Smell is nice citrus and tropical fruit notes with a pine bitterness in the back. Also picking up some malts but the predominant smell is hops and more hops.

A whole lot of citrus up front and strong rush of grapefruit. Also picking up a bit of a dankness in the taste (best by 8-12-16 on the can). Seems like the malts are trying a bit to catch up to the hops on the taste.

Mouth feel is medium and finishes crisply with a bitter note that lingers for a bit.

Overall I feel this is a well crafted IPA that was just a tiny bit unbalanced. I know that a lot of people would call me out on this but with so many IPA's on the market give some of the others a twirl and you may get it. This batch could have also been off just a bit. Like I say the hops to malt balance being off balanced I am talking about is very slight but detectable. I do like the IPA overall and am very excited to try the tangerine version of the Hop Nosh.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not "outstanding" in my mind ... quite a bit of bitterness on this one, which is fine, but where's the hop flavor? Too much malt in this one for me to want to really have it again with so many better IPAs out there.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer is a nice golden amber, mostly clear. The head is nice and thick, leaves a good deal of lacing. The smell is not much, light malt and some faint orange. The flavor is much better though. Very much a malt forward, medium body, some earthy and herbal notes and a hint of pine. Quite smooth. Resinous mouthfeel, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. A very good beer.

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Photo of Bretribution
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper hue, moderate opacity. Aroma is malt upfront, subtle pine. Sweet malt matches the aroma, finishes with a strong resinous like hops. Feel is thick, almost chewy. A llittle too much malt in my opinion, but it's still very drinkable.

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Photo of ordybill
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear copper to orange color. Has a medium sized white head. The aroma is all hops with some citrus. The taste is a big hop rush with some citrus at the end. An outstanding beer.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Part of a mixed 9er and this one looks like it will pack quite a punch, lets give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a strong smell of citrus, grapefruit and the like. Pours to bright orange with a two finger peach colored head. On the taste this brew has a super evident mouthfeel upfront, thick as syrup. Taste then procedes with a butterscotch like maltiness and a quick big hop bite. The maltiness melts away and the bitterness increases to a mouth lingering aftertaste thats leaves a yearning for more. This is a heavy duty and complex beverage that at 7.3% will knock your socks off without letting on.

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Photo of OldSwampy
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gold color with bronzy tint, modest white head, but it leaves sudsy lacing. Primary scent of resinous hops. Taste with calm, moderate entry, then with malts and hops growing into a full rich ale. Hops are strong, but they do not overbalance the malts, which are tasty. A bit of caramel candy almost in there. Mouthfeel wonderfully smooth, rich, and rather creamy and sudsy. Finishes with bitter hop aftertaste.

Best before date was 07/24/16, and I had it on 20 May '16.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into IPA glass. It pours an orange amber color with a thick, frothy, milk-white head and extensive lacing that lasted throughout the pour. The smell was fairly subdued: mostly malt with a whiff of pine needles and grapefruit. Like the smell, its taste was rather bland: sweet malt, earthy, and grassy with a hint of citrus and a rather bitter, hoppy finish. Neither the hops nor the fruit exploded on the palate. This ale is medium-bodied and creamy, with moderate carbonation and the ABV of 7.3 makes for easy drinking. Overall, I was disappointed with the smell and taste but in fairness the bottle was 5 months old. I'm a big fan of Uinta's Dubh and I will give Hop Nosh the benefit of the doubt and try it again - hopefully fresher.

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Photo of Suds
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear and amber-golden with a huge, rocky, white head, this beer is attractive. The aroma is spicy, with pine and citrus-peel hop scents. The taste is balanced slightly sweet, with a huge hoppy-fruity character. It's almost juicy with the flavors. The beer is full in body and very enjoyable.

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Photo of BierRunner
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good looking brew, pours a dark orange. A nice nose with pine and citrus coming through. The taste does not deliver what the nose promises and the IBUs kick in immediately. Decent mouth feel and good carbonation. A very good IPA but a little short of outstanding.

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Photo of bound4er
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden light yellow appearance with a two finger white head. Laces from top to bottom. Smell is on the dank, piney side with some grass and bready malt to round things out. Taste mirrors the palate with piney hops, some earthiness and creamy malt. Finishes with nice persistent bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with some creaminess present. Solid IPA - my first beer from Unita and something I wouldn't mind drinking from time to time as a break from all the tropical flavored IPAs on the market.

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Photo of zshaft
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours slight hazy orangeish with nice head that hangs on for a while. not getting much fruit on the nose. maybe more floral and earthy. taste is really balanced with nice feel and nothing really overpowering. hops and malt seem to blend togeather with some earthy and piny hops and cracker like malt fading away without leaving me with a strong opinion. this beer overall while well balanced is nothing I would really go back for. not at all bad. but forgettable.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a thick off white head.

Smell: Hops, pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and malt. With a hint of citrus sweetness.

Overall: Not a bad beer, nothing too special.

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Photo of Whatsthepint
2.46/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I agree with priceisalright's March 15th review. Hop Nosh used to be delicious, and this last purchase (3/20) was terrible. The beer was bitter and had an incredibly strong and unpleasant aftertaste for this IPA lover. My favorite beer is Ballast Point Sculpin, with Founder's Centennial, Stone IPA, and Ithaca Flower Power frontrunners as well. I originally felt Hop Nosh was outstanding back when it went under the name Hop Notch...but this year, I would never give it a rating anywhere near that. This one was so bad I poured it out.

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Photo of priceisalright
3.07/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I recently had this beer (not for the first time) and was disappointed. I've had this beer in the past and enjoyed it, but the most recent 6 pack I picked up here in Ohio really let me down. The bitterness was very pronounced, almost overbearing. The aroma was lacking the hoppy floral notes and the flavor was really bland and malty. I'm just hoping I got a bad batch. I will give them credit for the color and clarity though. On point as always.

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Photo of TripleSun
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a regular wine glass

L - Crisp golden
S - Citrus and pine
T - Bitter hops very apparent but mix very well and stays on the tongue for a while
F - Citrus and the hoppy bitterness of the beer work well together

Second time picking up a pack of this. Very tasteful and a hard to forget IPA to me. Love the strong hops dancing on my tongue. Would buy again.

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Photo of BWED
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a willibecher.

A- Hazy bronze. Dense pad of off white head. A little rocky. Great lacing.

S- Juicy and dry citrus, and a little piney. Malt is biscuity.

T- Hops are bitter and pithy. Earth and pine. Mailt sweetness is faint.

M- Medium body, pretty long finish. Bitter, dry.

O- Decent a little too bitter in feel. Love the smell.

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Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 4,180 ratings.
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